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Volunteers needed to review Cedar Rapids charter


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Cedar Rapids City Council is looking for volunteers to serve on a Charter Review Commission.

The commission, which will be formed soon, will be tasked with reviewing the existing city charter and recommending any amendments to the Mayor and City Council within 12 months.

If any amendments are suggested, the council can either exercise its power of amendment or put them to a vote by the residents of the city.

The 2011 Charter Review Commission will be made up of nine members.  Each Cedar Rapids City Council member will nominate one person to serve.

Applicants must be residents of Cedar Rapids and meetings will begin after January 25, 2011.

Applications are available on the city's website, http://www.cedarrapids.org/government/boardsandcommissions/pages/howtoapply.aspx or at City Hall, 3851 River Ridge Drive NE.

Applications must be returned to the City Manager's Office by 5 PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

The appointments will be on the January 25, 2011, City Council agenda.

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